At the WTO Committee on Trade and Environment Special Session, Brazil and Peru proposed that biofuels and organic food products be considered environmental goods subject to tariff cuts or elimination in the Doha Round. The proposed interpretation stems from a desire for developing countries to leverage their competitive edge. Peru claims such classification would help combat poverty and drug trafficking in the Andean region. While many delegations supported the proposal, developed countries remain reserved about including agricultural products in trade-and-environment negotiations.
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